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INTERNATIONAL FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL (and IFIC Foundation)
 

Created in 1986, to “serve as a clearinghouse for information on aspartame and to defend the sweetener from attacks.” Original funders included Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, General Foods, and the NutraSweet Group. (Food Chemical News, 1/20/86, p.2)

“IFIC is supported by the following companies from the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industry:”

  • Ross Products Division/Abbott Laboratories
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • Jack In The Box
  • BASF Corporation
  • Nutrinova Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company and Dannon Company Inc.
  • Unilever United States Inc.
  • Cultor Food Science, Inc.
  • The NutraSweet Kelco Company
  • Nabisco, Inc.
  • Monsanto Company
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Kraft Foods
  • M&M/Mars
  • McNeil Specialty Products Co.
  • Nestle USA, Inc.
  • The Pepsi-Cola Company
  • The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Zeneca Plant Science
  • Hershey Foods Corporation
  • Gerber Products Company
  • Frito-Lay, Inc.
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • ARCO Chemical Company
  • Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc.
  • Best Foods
  • DuPont Agricultural Products
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • H.J. Heinz Company
  • Kellogg USA Inc.

(IFIC, undated, received prior to 1999)

IFIC Foundation Board of Trustees, 2001:

  • Daniel B. Dennison, Ph.D. Coca-Cola Company
  • John. F Manfredi Nabisco, Inc.
  • Michael S. Mudd Kraft Foods
  • John T. Gould Jr. Unilever
  • Fergus M. Clydesdale, Ph.D. Department of Food Science University of Massachusetts
  • Sharon M. Friedman, M.A. Department of Journalism and Communications Lehigh University
  • Jeanne P. Goldberg, Ph.D. School of Nutrition Science and Policy Tufts University
  • George M. Gray, Ph.D. Center for Risk Analysis Harvard School of Public Health
  • Nancy Wellman, Ph.D. Department of Dietetics and Nutrition Florida International University

(IFIC Form 990, 2001; on file at CSPI)

IFIC Foundation Board of Trustees, 1995-1996:

  • Nancy Wellman, Ph.D., RD, Professor
    National Center on Nutrition and Aging
    Florida International University, Miami
    Chair
  • Sharon M. Friedman, MA
    Iacocca Professor and Director of the Science & Environment Writing Program
    Dept. of Journalism and Communications
    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
    Vice-chair
  • John F. Manfredi
    Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs
    Nabisco, Inc.
    Secretary
  • Fergus M. Clydesdale, Ph.D.
    Professor and Department Head, Department of Food Science
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Treasurer
  • Sharon Coleman, Director
    Communications and Information Programs
    Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
    The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta
  • Jeanne P. Goldberg, Ph.D., RD, Associate Professor
    School of Nutrition Science and Policy
    Tufts University
  • John D. Graham, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Risk Analysis
    Professor of Policy and Decision Sciences
    Harvard School of Public Health
  • Michael S. Mudd
    Vice President of Corporate Affairs
    Kraft Foods
  • Maureen Storey, Ph.D.
    Director, Nutrition Marketing
    Kellogg USA Inc. (1999: at Georgetown University Center for Food and Nutrition Policy)

 
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